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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets* – My first 6 of 5 stars

Show Rated PG13 about 2 hours.

Okay, okay, you know I have penchant for the underdog.  You know I even, um, exaggerate a bit (at times). (notice: NO spoilers below)

Well, sometimes, that exaggeration is well worth the time and the trouble to see.  This movie was absolutely fabulous.

It reminded me of Star Wars, The Temple of Doom, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Fifth Element all rolled up into one great show!

I mean, really, a lot of action, thrills, danger, mystery, espionage, and deceit all mashed together with a touch of romance and decent comedy.

Clive Owen, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer, John Goodman, and those are just the ones I recognized, all star in this symphony of

enjoyment.  Music from David Bowie, Bob Marley, and others add in to make a great soundtrack.

I loved all the movies I mentioned above, absolutely loved them, however, I truly think this one took me over the top.

You may or may not share my enthusiasm with this film, but you must watch ALL of it and then let me know in the comments.

I guarantee one thing: you like high adventure, sci-fi, and romance – you won’t be disappointed!!!

Right now, it is playing for free on Amazon Prime (or you can rent or buy it there).  May be showing other places-



*all images courtesy of Google.  If anyone can show me where a copyright is in violation, I will gladly remove the pic(s).

Guardians, Movie Review!

Source: Google Image Search licensed for Reuse Click on pic for page

Yep, the above pic looks like it has absolutely nothing to do with “Guardians of the Galaxy”, right?  Well, it’s one of the pics that came up when I typed “Guardians of the Galaxy” into the Google Image search engine, so there….

Yeah, I know.  I usually don’t post on Monday nights, especially on a holiday weekend, but this was special.  Two friends and I decided to attend a movie that we hoped we would all like.  One friend does not like the bad violence, so we opted for “Guardians of the Galaxy”.  I knew we would be okay when I saw how many kids were there as well as entire families.  The theater was not packed, but it was full.

The crowd (normally, I don’t like crowds when I go to a show) added a lot to the movie this time.  It all took me back to “Star Wars” in the 70’s.  That’s right, I went to see it when I was ONE (okay, older, high school is almost like being one).  I actually went to see “Star Wars” (the original episode, first one out, was, ahhh, episode 4?) three times the first week it hit the theaters.  Dad, if I remember correctly, was upset when I went both the first and second days (with different friends).  I believe I took my first wife (during college) to see it when they brought it back for a repeat showing a year or so later.  Then I bought the “tape” of it (still have the VCR Tape of those 3 episodes).

Why do I tell you about “Star Wars”?  Well, “Guardians” is a lot like “Star Wars”, but I and my friends decided it was even better (not better than “Star Trek” though, NO).  So, I give it 4.75 of 5.  Hard, really hard, to give anything a perfect 5, but that’s awfully close ( A-, almost A).

So, if you want something that is sweet, fun for all, funny, exciting, and just Star Warsy great, you got it in “Guardians”.



Trailer to both below.

Star Wars Original

Guardians of the Galaxy

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